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Acupuncture & Hypertension Print E-mail

 

Hypertension is an elevation in blood pressure. Western medicine uses a combination of Diuretics, Beta-blockers, Calcium channel blockers, Ace inhibitors to help control blood pressure elevation. Fortunately, Acupuncture can also help you manage your high blood pressure and improve you overall health.

 

Practitioners of Oriental medicine believe that the body is energetically connected with the physiology of the internal organs. When the physiological connection gets broken, the function and structure gets into a disharmony causing the body to manifest a variety of symptoms including elevation in blood pressure reading.

 

Hypertension is considered an excess or a deficiency condition. Acupuncture points are specifically selected to control an excess or strengthen a deficiency.

 

Acupuncture plus improving your diet, decreasing consumption of alcohol and smoking, doing regular exercise and a change in life style to reduce stress with help manage your elevated blood pressure.